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Nurse - Dragonfly

Company: Turning Point of Central CA
Location: Fresno
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Turning Point of Central California, Inc.WE EXIST TO SERVE PEOPLE IN NEED.Turning Point of Central California, Inc. was founded in 1970. For over 50 years now, we have been transforming lives across the state of California. From Mental Health to Community Corrections, Children's Services, Housing Programs, Recovery Services, Substance Abuse Disorders & more; we serve people in need. Our desire is to see individuals reach their full potential, and create lasting change that will stand the test of time.POSITION:NursePROGRAM:DragonflyWEBSITE:Dragonfly program is specifically designed to work with children and families currently involved with Child Welfare Services. We are committed to helping children and families heal in mind, body, and spirit; so that ultimately we can all be better as a community. We provide a variety of services including individual/family therapy, psychiatry and case management to help foster genuine hope and facilitate positive change. At Dragonfly, we believe that hope can be the catalyst that leads to restoring our families and establishing a healthy foundation for the next generation.LOCATION:1690 W. Shaw Avenue, Suite 201, Fresno, CA 93711HIRING MANAGER:Marcos Gonzalez, Program DirectorPHONE:(855) 343-1057BASE PAY:Monolingual: Class 140 ($22.89 - $30.12/hour)Bilingual: Class 145 ($24.05 - $31.65/hour)STATUS:Full-Time, Hourly, Non-ExemptACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:Until FilledAVAILABLE:ImmediatelyCompany Benefits:Competitive compensation packageCompany paid benefits package including medical, dental and vision and many other voluntary benefits403b Tax Deferred Annuity Retirement fund401a Pension Plan fundTerm life insuranceEmployee Assistance Program (EAP)On the job training including paid professional development and career developmentRewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growthExcellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday payMeaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serveFamily-oriented environmentMileage reimbursement for travelQualified non-profit for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) ProgramRegular work schedule (Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm) No nights or weekends!We are a diverse, inclusive and equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (40+), disability status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, protected military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.JOB SUMMARYThe Nurse reports to the Program Director and is responsible for assisting the Program Director or Designee in providing direct nursing care to patients.ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIESPer authority of license, administer medications to patients, chart appropriate records, review medicine orders regularly, obtain appropriate physician approval, and coordinate with pharmacy as needed.Employees shall follow the reporting requirements for incidents of Child Abuse, Elder Abuse, Adult Abuse, Dependent Adult Abuse, and Tarasoff warnings per California reporting laws.Order supplies and check delivery; stock and maintain inventory.Assist with medical treatments and procedures and assume responsibility for general patient care.Transport patients to doctors' appointments and laboratories for tests.Conduct individual counseling, crisis intervention and pre-care coverage.Conduct work-oriented daily living skills sessions and resocialization activity groups.Consult with physicians regarding patients and medication adjustments.Participate in carrying out individual and group treatment programs for patients as part of the treatment team and encourage patient participation in treatment activities.Visit patients in their homes, in board and care facilities, or in other community placement locations to carry out prescribed treatment plans.Motivate patients to develop self-reliance in daily living.Observe patient's physical condition and behavior; report significant changes to professional staff; record clinical notes on patients.Monitor and observe clients self-administer medications; administer injections.Prepare and maintain a variety of records, and prepare reports.Participate in in-service training programs.Assist in training and instructing others.Think and act quickly and efficiently in emergencies.Comply with all Turning Point Safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to: workplace safety, reporting work related injuries, Infection Control and preventing potential safety risks for staff, clients and others.Will drive on Agency business.Participate in treatment programs for patients.Analyze situations accurately and take effective action.Work independently in proving coverage at outreach locations or providing patient supervision assistance.Punctual and regular attendance is an essential responsibility of each employee at Turning Point. Employees are expected to report to work as scheduled, on time and prepared to start working. Employees also are expected to remain at work for their entire work schedule. Late arrival, early departure or other absences from scheduled hours are disruptive and must be avoided.Other duties as assigned by the Program Director. Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTSPossession of a valid license as a Licensed Vocational Nurse or Psychiatric Technician as issued by the State of California.Any combination of experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be: Supplemental college course work in behavioral or social sciences, and one (1) year of experience performing duties comparable to a Mental Health Worker or related nursing experience.Certified training in emergency first aid procedures including C.P.R.Knowledge of basic concepts of mental illness and mental health including the physical, emotional and social needs of emotionally disturbed individuals.Fundamentals of psychiatric and mental health nursing care.Basic medical and psychiatric terminology.Principles and techniques involved in the care and treatment of individuals or groups of mentally ill, emotionally disturbed, or intellectually disabled patients.Contra-indications, side effects and signs of medication complications.Ability to apply routine psychiatric/medical nursing care to mentally ill, emotionally disturbed or intellectually disabled patients.Recognize symptoms indicative of adverse patient reactions.Communicate effectively in written and spoken English.Ability to operate within Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system.Basic to Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, Office 365, Teams, Zoom and other communication/meeting platforms.Possess a valid driver's license and have access to a dependable means of transportation that is properly insured and operated in accordance with all laws. Agency insurer authorization is required.Ability to pass a criminal background check.Ability to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, general physical, and TB test.COVID19 vaccination required prior to employment.Must maintain good relationships with current, future and past employees, co-workers, vendors, third party administrators, and others with whom the Agency is transacting business, and relate to them in a professional manner. ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS FOR BILINGUAL SKILLCommunicate effectively in written and spoken Spanish.Required ability to communicate effectively with monolingual Spanish speaking clients and families for all clinical purposes.Assist with phone calls for Spanish clients.Required to provide language translations for case managers and Physicians on a periodic basis.Minimal adequate competency in the Spanish language as evidenced by successful passage of the TPOCC Spanish Competency Test.Other translation tasks as required.

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